Hostos Community College Archives, HOS_GeMe_B2_CTCFSGO_774
Leaflet announcing a demonstration against Linda Chavez, “Enemy of the Puerto Ricans and Latin People,” at Hostos Community College, in Spanish and English, November 7, 1991
Why does the leaflet urge students to demonstrate?
Who is Linda Chavez? What does she oppose?
Why is the leaflet written in two languages?
What organization is sponsoring this event?
Why would she be considered an enemy of the Hostos students?
When was this demonstration scheduled to take place?
Using the Internet, look up a current catalogue for Hostos Community College. How many students are enrolled? What ethnic groups do they represent? List three courses taught in Spanish.
Research the campus protests of the 1960s. What speakers might have created large protest demonstrations during that time period?
English Language Arts: Using the Resources section below, go to the Center for Equal Opportunity website. Read one article by Linda Chavez on education or immigration and write a summary of the article. What is your opinion of her views?
Art: Make a poster that might have been used during this demonstration against Linda Chavez at Hostos in 1991.
Linda Chavez. Out of the Barrio: Toward a New Politics of Hispanic Assimilation. Basic Books, 1991.
Linda Chavez and Daniel Gray. Betrayal. Three Rivers Press, 2005.
Linda Chavez. An Unlikely Conservative: The Transformation of an Ex-Liberal. Basic Books, 2002.